Rated 4.29 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Healing AND SPF 30!!
I am getting older (mid 50's) and have always had dry skin. This past year, it has become super dry, sensitive and the dry indoor heat during a Great Lakes winter has been brutal on my skin. The sensitivity was making it hard for me to find skincare products that worked and didn't make me feel like I needed to use a flame extinguisher(LOL the site won't let me use the word for flame!) on my face! I was in Ulta and saw this. The label says it uses ingredients that are time released. The deciding factor was the spf 30 sunscreen in it. When the snow melts, we will be out on our bikes again and I need sunscreen! Spf 30 is the minimum amount you should use and most creams are spf 20. Plus they feel funky on dry, sensitive skin.
How does it work? Well, it is different. Not greasy and not conventionally "emollient" but it does make my skin look and feel better. It is softer and more pliable. I am starting to get wrinkly/crepey eyelids and I carefully put this on and let it absorb before applying primer/eyeshadow (besides all over my face). It has really helped! I quit wearing foundation and use tinted moisturizer or a BB cream and a cream blush. Conventional creams are too slick for the makeup to stay on, but the CeraVe reduces the wrinkles, give me sunscreen and doesn't cause the makeup to slide right off. At night a put it on and put a more emollient nightcream (budget friendly) over it for extra oomph. In the last couple of weeks, I have had 2 people come up and say that I looked younger and thinner! I will take that all day long! I have bought every kind of moisturizer-expensive, products from "parties", department stores and even used to use creamy petroleum jelly on my face and nothing has ever worked. I have even noticed that I look better and I am usually very critical. I know this review is long, but if you have gone through what seems like every cream out there and end up giving it away like I have, you want honest, detailed opinions. I hope this helps!
Most Helpful Critical Review Unfortunate
I know that this nighttime moisturizer works, because it worked for me for two weeks. However, after that initial two weeks, I broke out in tiny pin sized pimples all over my face, it appears to be an irritant caused dermatitis, (the first of my life!) which is quite painful, not to mention unsightly.
Most people seem to have great results using this, but I want to let some people know that this can happen, so I suggest doing a patch test continuously for at least a week before using over your entire face.
Reviewed by 620 customers Cystic Breakouts
CeraVeSucks from Missouri
This product burned my skin so badly and immediately caused cystic breakouts after only one use. So many pore-clogging and irritating ingredients. It's a shame dermatologists are recommending this garbage to so many people.
Gg Barb from Minnesota
Moisturizer for my dry skin
Basic moisturizing lotion
Brenna from Huntington Beach
This says PM but I use it in the morning and layer sunscreen over. It does a nice job of moisturizing, but it's nothing special. Probably will try something different after I finish this.
It's perfect for me...
Chauntelle from Blountsville, Al
It's the perfect moisturizer for my 50 year old face. I love it! My skin loves it!
Not for me
Tart from Lakeland, FL
A lot of people rave about this product and niacinamide in general but apparently it's common to have a reaction to that chemical. My skin hates it. I was breaking out on my chin so bad forever and I couldn't figure out why, I assumed it was from wearing a mask. I eliminated all products containing niacinamide from my routine and the difference is astounding. If you're breaking out worse from this product, I suggest not using it. I switched to The Ordinary's plant based squalene and it works wonders. I use other Cerave products, just not with niacinamide in it.
Ari from USA
I really wanted to like this because of the reviews but it made my skin super oily and eventually caused me to breakout. Very disappointing.
broke me out
Kris Pete from NORTH DAKOTA
This broke me out in tiny little bumps all over my face after using it for about a week. It was itchy and painful and I couldn't wear makeup over it. Not to mention it looked awful. My skin felt like sandpaper.
catelyn from colorado
this is so hydrating and lightweight, i'm obsessed
Great daily lotion
Angie from Chicago
I use this in the mornings as I like something lighter and want it to penetrate. I find spf moisturizers don't penetrate as well and thicker moisturizers pill when spf is applied. So I think this is a perfect balance of a light moisturizer that softens my skin without clogging my pores. This has been my go-to every single day for about six months now and I don't plan to change anytime soon, especially with warm weather on the way.
LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!
Lauren from Beckley, WV
I use this product morning and night and my skin feels soft.
Never getting this again
. from Corpus Christi
It burned my skin and left it extremely red it also made my skin extremely dry . I bought this because many people said this was a good product but it left my skin dry and irritated
Used for Years and Love It!
Lainey from Los Angeles, CA
So here's the thing, I've been using this for about 4 years and although I have oily skin, this absolutely works for me! I had some pretty bad acne from using Clinique so my dermatologist recommended using Cetaphil Oil Control. While shopping for the stuff, a friend helped me consider the idea of buying the CeraVe PM moisturizer because there's a choice my face would be quenched from washing. I gave it a try and I was not disappointed! My face gets SUPER dry at nighttime after the second wash of the day and this helps so much to bring back some moisture. I also have eczema in certain areas of my face so this also helps to hydrate those areas. The moisturizer has no fragrance and has a nice smooth texture. Highly recommend for anyone suffering with dry skin at night!
MichelleG from Knoxville
Don't forget to put it on your neck during your nighttime routine.
The Best Moisturizer
Ashley from St. Louis
This is my favorite moisturizer! I use it AM and PM. It is super lightweight and great for my acne-prone skin. It also has niacinamide in it which has really improved the texture of my skin. Couldn't have asked for a better moisturizer
light and moisturizing
cat from maryland
great moisturizer, soaks in quickly and feels light
I will definitely be buying again!
Kelly from Indianapolis, IN
I use in the am after my vitamin C serum and at night after my retinoid.
Kim from Florida
I bought this product because I was looking to find a good moisturizer for my skin. So I looked into Cerave and I bought 2 . And as of now they have worked. I also use the AM moisturizer as well. 100% will definitely recommend.
Carmcarm from MD
So far I've only used it once but I can already tell such a difference! My face is so smooth, soft, and vibrant looking. I will definitely continue using this every night. Good stuff!! Finally I don't wake up with dry skin. My skin feels so moisturized but not greasy or anything.
Kate12 from St. Louis, MO
I use this as my nightly moisturizer. It's no at all heavy or greasy. Feels very moisturizing and gentle on skin
BA from Ohio
I asked one of the workers for an inexpensive good face moisturizer and she recommended to me this one! It's so so good and I've been using it for a while and my skin looks so good. Also doesn't cause breakouts.
Kat1701 from Seattle, WA
Im absolutely loving this as a night moisturizer, it's light yet nourishing. No bad smells at all.
Gardengirl from Milwaukee
I've tried a bunch of daily moisturizers, & they either make me break out, or make my makeup slide around. This 1 does neither, & i always go back to it.
LB from 44883
I have dry, flaky, sensitive skin. this has been the best, even compared to high end. not heavy, doesn't cause break outs.
Burns my face
Notafan from Oregon
Not much moisturizing but it always burns my face when I put it on
Beverly from Winter Springs
I have used this for several years and have not had any problems. I have super sensitive skin so I use this for daytime, too. I can't use anything with sunscreen.